Wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X LX946 on Maol Mheadhion, Isle of Islay

12th September 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X LX946
No.304 FTU, RAF
Maol Mheadhion, Isle of Islay

The aircraft was one of a number of Beaufighters whose crews had been tasked with a long distance night cross country exercise, they were taking off at after 03:00, LX946 … Continue reading “1943-09-12|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|LX946|No.304 FTU, RAF|Maol Mheadhion, Isle of Islay”

Aircraft wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X LZ455 on Beinn Breach, Mull of Kintyre

30th October 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X LZ455
Beinn Breach, Kintyre

Bristol Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X LZ455 of No.2 Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit flew into high ground on Beinn Breach on the Mull of Kintyre on the 30th October 1943, the aircraft was being ferried from Filton to Port Ellen   Kenneth John Nixon Flying Officer Pilot Killed Angelo Benito Solari Sergeant Navigator Killed  

Crash site of Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X NE309 on Sunderland Hill, Bruichladdich, Isle of Islay

1st January 1944
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X NE309
No.304 FTU, RAF
Sunderland Hill, Isle of Islay

The two crew of NE309 were carrying out a local flying exercise from RAF Port Ellen when their aircraft struck the ground on the boggy low moorland of Sunderland Hill … Continue reading “1944-01-01|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|NE309|No.304 FTU, RAF|Sunderland Hill, Isle of Islay”

Wreckage found at the crash site of de Havilland Dragon Rapide G-AFFF on Craigton Hill, Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire

27th September 1946
Dragon Rapide G-AFFF
Scottish Airways
Craigton Hill, East Dunbartonshire

The aircraft was on a scheduled flight from Port Ellen (Islay) to Renfrew airport operated by Scottish Airways on behalf of British European Airways, having completed the outward flight earlier … Continue reading “1946-09-27|Dragon Rapide|G-AFFF|Scottish Airways|Craigton Hill, East Dunbartonshire”

Wreckage on Ardskenish beach, Colonsay, from a Supermarine Sea Otter

11th February 1949
Sea Otter Mk.2 JN246
Eglinton Stn Flt, RN
Ardskenish Beach, Colonsay

I guess this is where visiting aircraft wrecks and ship wrecks overlaps, as the aircraft was an amphibian and the wreck lies in the inter-tidal range, though it does not … Continue reading “1949-02-11|Sea Otter Mk.2|JN246|Eglinton Stn Flt, RN|Ardskenish Beach, Colonsay”